The results of a new research study show that by publishing work in an open access repository, citations were boosted by up to a fifth. The University of Michigan observed what happened when they made papers available (through green open
After a very busy Open Access Week we thought it would be a good idea to do a round-up post. The foyer roadshows were well attended and on each campus we had some good conversations with around 20 ‘research interested’ staff and PhD students and gave
Then check out the Versions Toolkit for authors, researchers and repository staff produced by LSE. Written with open access(OA) in mind this practical guide is designed to help you when taking decisions about disseminating your research on the web.
Well, the answer is that SHERPA/FACT is more than 95% accurate at checking publisher’s policies against funders open access requirements. A recent study by the SHERPA/FACT advisory group compared the results achieved when using SHERPA/FACT with results when manually checking
This article from the Times Higher highlights the strength of feeling between advocates of the gold route, and those advocating the green route. Mainly over embargo periods due to publisher restrictions. https://www.nexis.com/docview/getDocForCuiReq?lni=5G4Y-B131-JCF5-B3F5&csi=235861&oc=00240&perma=true
Sir Bob Burgess, former University of Leicester Vice-Chancellor as chair of the committee which reviewed the RCUK Policy on Open Access commented that the review had received a largely positive response to the policy with over 85 submissions of written
If you are unsure as to what is meant by “date of acceptance” the FAQs for the Policy for Open Access in the next REF have just been updated with clear information and guidance. Check it out at – http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/rsrch/rinfrastruct/oa/faq/ New questions
Today the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it will become an open access funder from 1st January 2015. This will especially apply to “low and middle income countries”. Furthermore, they specify that the research has to be published immediately as